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High-end Spinning Schools

Not usually much of one for princesses – to the point I throw up at first sight of a Disney princess – but this is one who had her own spinning school!  Got to admire a woman with her own spinning school! I’ve been researching much lowlier spinning and knitting schools of the 18thC and […]

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“You’re Doing It All Wrong!”

It looks like I’ve been neglecting the knitters for the genealogists here, so I wanted to post today just for the patient knitsters. Here are the famous Hawes knitters from ‘The Costume of Yorkshire Illustrated By A Series of Forty Engravings Being Fac-Similies of Original Drawings’ By George Walker, 1814. I do so love a […]